Chemicals from the roadway, parking lots, and houses all run into the drainage way and down to into the ocean. Strategically planting certain plants along the slopes of the drainage aids in removing nutrients and controlling erosion.
As the catamaran approaches Molokini crater and I peer down into the crystal clear turquoise water I tell the guests, “This is going to be a great day for snorkeling”. Questions about fish, coral, and marine life start to be asked and inevitably someone will ask, “Are there sharks here”? My response is always, “Yes, they live in the ocean”.